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April, 2010

April 29, 2010  7:57 AM

Why HP Bought Palm

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In the biggest acquisition in the smartphone market in years, HP is going to buy Palm in a deal worth about $1.2 billion. HP summed up its basic reason for acquiring Palm in a single sentence: "Advances in mobility are offering significant opportunities, and HP intends to be a leader in this...

April 19, 2010  2:26 PM

Don’t Buy an iPhone 3GS

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The iPhone 3GS is a fine smartphone, but anyone who is thinking about ordering one now should seriously consider waiting for the fourth-generation model. Apple iPhone 4G

April 17, 2010  8:26 AM

Waiting for Flash on a Smartphone Is Like Chasing a Rainbow

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Earlier this month was the tenth anniversary of my very first news article about mobile technology being published on the Web. That article, written on April 4, 2000, was about Flash technology being just around the corner for mobile devices. If that sounds familiar, its because ten years...

April 14, 2010  8:15 AM

HTC, Please Buy Palm

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Two news stories from this week come together perfectly -- at least in my mind.  Palm, Inc., maker of the webOS, is allegedly looking to be acquired, and HTC is considering developing or buying an operating system. A merger would bring together a company that makes an excellent operating...

April 11, 2010  9:29 AM

Why You Should Care About iAd

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During the announcement of iPhone OS 4.0 this week, Steve Jobs also unveiled iAd, its new advertising service, which will allow developers to embed...

April 3, 2010  11:00 AM

How I Got My Apple iPad

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I got up at the crack of dawn this morning and headed off to my local Apple Store to pick up a new iPad. So did hundreds of other people, resulting in a long line of people waiting to get this tablet computer. I wasn't surprised, as there's no doubt this is the hottest mobile device hitting the...

April 2, 2010  1:03 PM

Smartphones Are Going to Replace PCs in Our Personal Lives

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John Herlihy, the head of Google's operations in Europe, told a conference recently, "In three years time, desktops will be irrelevant."  I think his timing may be a bit aggressive, but I agree with his statement in general. In a few years, our phones are going to be the way most people do...

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